The combined service we give as a body of students has the power to transform what we can achieve as a College and make a huge difference to our island. We already give many hours and we can aspire to increase this to an amazing number if each one of us is involved.
It is the expectation that all students at JCG serve their community whether that is within JCG, the island of Jersey or the world. Anything we do for the benefit of others that we do not have to do and for which we receive no payment is service.
As students at JCG, service is important to us as we aim to achieve balance in our lives and endeavour to have a range of interests. It shows that we value the education of the whole person not just the results achieved in exams. We aim to work well with others and find fulfilment through service to others. We want to have a positive impact on our own community, island life and our world showing that we truly belong. This service gives us the opportunity to use our skills beyond the classroom to benefit other people. Furthermore, we may find that, through this service, we learn to understand others and even excel in things that we never believed possible. Some of us may already be serving in this way and this log will help us to have our service recognised. It is so easy to forget what we have done in service for others.
Each student is expected to serve their community as part of their JCG education.
This can include helping with events in JCG and events outside JCG, clubs inside and outside College and attending courses which benefit others (e.g. First Aid or SPELL Training). It is important to have the efforts recorded and recognised by simply filling in the log and requesting a signature from a supervisor.
We know that JCG students serve and do not need recognition but, nevertheless, at the end of each year, we will award a certificate for completing the service. This will help generate a record to give evidence of the type of person you are. It could also be useful as a record to help in applications for university or employment.
• Volunteering at a charity shop
• Completing courses such as SPELL Training and befriending an autistic child
• Volunteering as a coach at a gym club
• Visiting residents in an Old Folks’ Home
• Befriending a disabled child on a yachting trip
• Volunteering at a nursery
• Helping at a disco for younger students
• Helping at School Open Evening
• Volunteering as a netball coach at the Prep School
• Working at an orphanage in Kenya throughout the summer
• Running a debating club for other students
• Joining in fundraising events
• Volunteering at church
• Volunteering through Scouts/Guides or similar
• Shopping for an elderly neighbour
• Environmental work – e.g. litter picking / woodland clearing
• Student Council extra work / Eco group extra work
• Volunteering for house events outside school time
• Volunteering at Dancing School
• Carol singing for the elderly or to raise money
• Reading to the young or elderly
• Mural painting for a nursery
• Playing music for a church or charity
• Visiting Robin Ward
• Hospital volunteering to take teas / coffees / magazines etc.
• Joining St John’s Ambulance
• Air Cadets (helping with Itex etc)
• Animal shelter volunteer
• Part of Durrell Conservation Group
• Help at tennis club